"In Lviv region, during one week (November 1 – November 7), 489 cases of measles, including 373 cases with children under the age of 17 or 76,% and 116 cases with the adults (23,7%) were spotted," the message said.
Children aged from five to nine maker the vast majority of those infected; 78% of them were not vaccinated. 323 people were hospitalized.
As we reported, since the beginning of 2018, 15 people, including eleven children and four adults have died from measles.
The number of cases of measles in January-September 2018 has increased 17 times in comparison with the same period of time in 2017.
Earlier, 45 school students and a pregnant teacher got sick with measles in Rukshyna village, Chernivtsi region, southwestern Ukraine. Later, it turned out that the majority of the affected were not vaccinated.
Moreover, 53 children fell ill with measles in Petranka village, Ivano-Frankivsk region, western Ukraine.
Besides, 28 children got sick with measles in one of the Vinnytsia region's schools. The measles outbreak is related to the fact that parents refuse to vaccinate their children.